SEFS Alumni News Spring 2019
Professor Nabeel Riza awarded 2018 International IET Achievement Medal
The IET (Institution for Engineering and Technology) awarded the IET Achievement Medal to Professor Nabeel A. Riza, School of Engineering, UCC at the IET awards ceremony in London recently.
The IET Achievement Medals are globally competitive and awarded to individuals who have made major and distinguished contributions with sustained excellence in the various sectors of science, engineering and technology. The IET states that these awards recognise some of the world's most outstanding engineers and technologists.
Founded in 1871, the IET (formerly IEE: Institution of Electrical Engineers) headquartered in London is one of the largest engineering organisations in the world, with former distinguished Presidents including German-born engineer and entrepreneur Carl Wilhelm Siemens and Belfast-born inventor and electrical engineer William Thomson (Lord Kelvin). The 2018 IET Achievement Medal citation states: “Professor Riza has made photonic design breakthroughs for over 30 years. He has pioneered and invented liquid crystal, acousto-optic and digital micromirror device-enabled smart and robust optically engineered module designs, including low loss fibre coupling models and resistive electrode liquid crystal lenses that have greatly advanced RF photonics antenna controls, optical fibre and optical wireless communications and optical imaging systems."